Hi there, I’m Annick!
I’m an author, researcher, and change-maker in the field of cultural transformation for global sustainability.
I’m affiliated with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
I’ve researched the sociological, psychological, and philosophical dimensions of environmental issues and wrote a doctoral dissertation on worldviews and sustainable transformation.
My research resulted in over a dozen academic publications as well as a new worldview-model and test, which are being applied in different settings all over the world, from research to education.
I’m currently in the process of creating a new initiative, using the worldview-test and model as a tool for transformation in higher education. More information on this will come soon!
I’m a passionate speaker, and a skilled facilitator/moderator.
I enjoy supporting transformational processes in groups, and empowering people and organizations to enhance self-understanding, optimize communications, and foster more inclusive, creative strategy-development.
I LOVE working with approaches like Art of Hosting and Social Labs, which are designed and therefore particularly fit for addressing our highly complex, systemic, human-created challenges.
A number of years ago I wrote the book Sustainability from the inside out (in Dutch, published by Prometheus, 2015), together with Froukje Jansen. This book attempts to articulate a newly emerging sustainability-vision and ethic through the personal stories of pioneering leaders in the Netherlands.
Together with my husband and baby son, I live in Zeist, the Netherlands. The last few years, we’ve been converting an old, outdated house into our ‘social-ecological oasis’ ~ with solar panels, water harvesting, recycled materials, creative use of space, and a community-maintained permaculture garden. It’s been a fascinating, rich, and at times challenging journey, with profound teachings about how to live in ways that are both more fulfilling as well as more sustainable.